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Indian Summer Canceled

Despite reports that Indian Summer had been given the green light by the Indian government it has now been announced by Variety that the film has been canceled due mainly to budget constraints. Below is what director Joe Wright had to say, via BBC News.

Wright told Variety there had been creative differences between the film’s producers and the Indian government.
“We were in between a rock and a hard place,” he said.
“The Indian government wanted us to make less of the love story while the studio wanted us to make more of the love story.”

Cate Injured in ‘Streetcar’ Performance

Various websites are reporting that Cate has been injured during a live performance of A Streetcar Named Desire. Apparently Cate was accidentally struck on the head by a prop radio held by Mr. Edgerton. If this turns out to be true, I hope Cate makes a speedy recovery, my thoughts are with her.

Arts Beat– An Australian production of the Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire” turned more physical that expected for its star, Cate Blanchett, who was injured by a stage prop during a performance Wednesday night, Agence France-Presse reported.

Cate Won’t Work With Brad

Cate Blanchett has joked that she will never work with Brad Pitt again because he is so loved up that it is “disgusting”.

The actress told The Telegraph that it is now in her contract not to appear with Pitt because of his devotion to partner Angelina Jolie.

Blanchett and Pitt are currently promoting The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, scheduled for UK release on February 6.

“Honestly, to see how in love with Angelina he is, it was really quite disgusting. Awful in fact. It’s in my contract now: I won’t ever work with him again,” Blanchett said.

The BAFTA-nominated film tells the story of a man who starts ageing backwards, with bizarre consequences. (Source)

Cate ages with grace in “Benjamin Button”

If movie fans didn’t know she was co-starring with Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” they wouldn’t recognize Cate Blanchett when the film opens with a close-up of her in a hospital bed, as a withered old woman.

The 39-year-old Australian actress, an Academy Award winner for her 2004 portrait of Katharine Hepburn (“The Aviator“) and a two-time Oscar nominee last year as Queen Elizabeth (“Elizabeth: The Golden Age“) and Bob Dylan (“I’m Not There“), disappears into another challenging role in “Benjamin Button,” which opens Christmas Day.

She undergoes a striking transformation as the life of her character, Daisy, unfolds over eight decades, blossoming from a sprightly girl into a beautiful ballet dancer, then growing old while the love of her life inexplicably gets younger.

Blanchett says much of the credit for her metamorphosis goes to the “unbelievable” talent of makeup artists.

But the actress says her own performance was informed largely by experiences from her youth — from childhood ballet lessons, to a close relationship with her grandmother and to her first job, at 14, serving meals in an old-age home.

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Cate coming to Broadway

Playbill.com – The forthcoming Australian production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, will be seen in the United States at both the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

The Sydney Theatre Company production, under the direction of Oscar nominee Liv Ullman, is set to play Sydney Sept. 1-Oct. 10, 2009. The production will then tour to the Kennedy Center Oct. 29-Nov. 21, 2009, prior to making its New York debut Nov. 27-Dec. 20, 2009, at BAM.
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Cate’s in London!

Cate touched down in Heathrow, London this morning with baby Ignatius in tow. She is coming to promote the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which will premier at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18th. Check out the daily mail link below for a few pictures!

Daily Mail: Almost 24 hours with a newborn baby a long haul flight is enough to leave most mother’s frazzled, but Cate Blanchett looked a picture tranquility as she arrived at Heathrow this morning. The Oscar winner, who stars alongside Harrison Ford, has said of filming: “On the first day of shooting it was extremely surreal.”